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Dr John Crawford – Obituary from CILIP Scotland and the Information Literacy Group

Picture (CILIP, 2018) shows John, Guy Daines and Sandra Ward CILIPS (CILIP Scotland) were saddened to learn of the passing of Dr John Crawford in February of this year. John was a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals and a former CILIP Trustee. He worked in several library sectors including secondary […]

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Missing cardigan sleeves and half-finished zippers: Flipping the information evaluation script

In this article, Alison Hicks reflects on the growth of AI generated images and their implications in the world of authenticity and information literacy.  It’s taken me a long time to decide if I want to go here… but what the heck, let’s talk about the recent digitally enhanced royal photo. Rest assured that I

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‘Weathervanes of their Communities’ – The Sanderson Review, public libraries and information literacy futures

The long-awaited Sanderson Review of England’s public libraries was published in early 2024 and has sparked much debate and discussion around the central themes it uncovers as well as the responses it offers to these. The Review was commissioned last autumn by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and was independently conducted by

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Event report: Information Literacy and AI roundtable

On 20th March, the Information Literacy Group hosted an online roundtable discussion on information literacy and artificial intelligence (AI). Part of our commemoration of 50 years of information literacy in 2024, this event was a well-timed opportunity to reflect on AI as the latest, but certainly not the only, challenge to how we conceive of

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ILG New Professionals Committee vacancies

Are you a new professional or student who is interested in information literacy? Would you like to become more involved with the work of the Information Literacy Group and meet other new professionals? If so, please consider applying for the ILG New Professional Committee! The New Professionals Committee has been running since 2021, and has

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EBSCO Information Services Defines Guiding Principles for the Responsible Use of Artificial Intelligence

As LILAC 2024 draws closer, we have asked all the event sponsors to write a guest post and tell us about their contribution to information literacy. Our full list of LILAC sponsors can be seen at this link.  Generative artificial intelligence (AI) stands poised to revolutionize various industries, including the library sector. As EBSCO explores

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50 Years of Information Literacy in 50 Seconds!

This year, the concept of Information Literacy turns 50! To mark the occasion, we would like to call for contributors to our “Information Literacy: 50 years in 50 seconds” video campaign. We would like contributors to send us a 50 second video about Information Literacy, all of which we will edit into celebratory montage for

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Facet Publishing: Academic Publishing Supporting Information Literacy

As LILAC 2024 approaches, we have invited the event sponsors to write a guest post and tell us about their contribution to information literacy. Our full list of LILAC sponsors can be seen at this link. In 2018, CILIP provided a concise yet comprehensive definition of Information Literacy as “the ability to think critically and make

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